The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for GxP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited GxP over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
GxP
England / North West
Rank 127 - 136
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing GxP 1 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.039% - 0.26%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.43% - 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £400 £550
% change year-on-year +10.93% -27.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £53.00 £11.00
% change year-on-year - +381.81%  

GxP is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 233 348 458
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 9.11% 9.06% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 214 238
Median daily rate £365 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £198 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 16
Median hourly rate £15.00 £80.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -81.25% +344.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £13.45 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.51 £85.59 £80.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £42.00 £27.13
% change year-on-year -52.61% +54.83%  

GxP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing GxP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for GxP in the North West

GxP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing GxP in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for GxP in the North West

GxP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GxP within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Merseyside - 1 - -
GxP
England

GxP
Top 27 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing GxP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for GxP.

1 3 (100.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (66.67%) Validation
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Document Management
3 1 (33.33%) Facilities Management
3 1 (33.33%) Marketing
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) QMS
3 1 (33.33%) Acronis
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) Server Patching
3 1 (33.33%) Server Building
3 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) SAP
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) ERP
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) Remedy

GxP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
General
1 3 (100.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (33.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Document Management
2 1 (33.33%) ERP
2 1 (33.33%) Facilities Management
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) QMS
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (33.33%) Server Building
2 1 (33.33%) Server Patching
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Workstation
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Acronis
1 1 (33.33%) Remedy
1 1 (33.33%) SAP
1 1 (33.33%) VMware